With Kate Middleton in labor with the next prince, BBC Worldwide announces Born To Royalty, a film that takes an intimate look at what it means to be a child of the British Royal Family.
Born To Royalty tells the story of how heirs to the throne of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth are prepared for their ultimate role of Monarch. Narrated by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Twenty-Twelve) and featuring interviews with experts including internationally acclaimed author Ingrid Seward (Royal Biographer and Editor of Majesty Magazine), Ken Wharfe (Princess Diana’s Bodyguard), and veteran Royal correspondent Jennie Bond.
The film features rarely-seen archive footage and family photographs taken by former Royal Photographer Jayne Fincher. The documentary offers a look at Queen Elizabeth II, her parents and grandparents, and her own heirs, from Charles (and his marriage to Diana) through young Princes Harry and William and beyond.
From stories of Royal delivery rooms, nurseries, playtime and schooling to tales of the Royals themselves as babies, mischievous toddlers, students and dutiful members of the Armed Forces, this film sheds fresh light on what life was like – and what life could be like - for the latest child Born to Royalty.
"To work on such a unique film about Royal babies, with its touching and revealing human stories, has been very exciting and an immense privilege,” states Executive Producer, Lucy McDowell.
Born To Royalty is screening in select cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and more.